CADS Abstinence Programme (CAP)

CAP is an intensive programme for people who are looking to be free of alcohol and other drugs. It can be a helpful option for people who might be thinking about residential treatment.

The programme is based on the 12 steps and people are encouraged to also attend 12-Step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

The groups offered by CAP include:

Starting the Journey - an opportunity to see if an abstinence-based programme will help you achieve your goals. It runs two evenings a week for four weeks (sometimes longer depending on your circumstances)

Making change happen – an intensive group for people wanting to be free of alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours. The group meets for 3 hours 3 times a week for 8 weeks


Family and friends – a support group, an intensive group and continuing care group for the friends and family of people undertaking CAP

Maintaining my recovery - a weekly 90 minute on-going support group for those wanting support to maintain change

Preventing relapse - on-going education to help people maintain their recovery, wellness and safety